Cádiz — a personal guide

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Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Postby Lavanda » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:15 pm

I know you will have a fabulous time, Gerry. Cádiz also has a lot of squares, many with trees, and has some lovely gardens with views towards Puerto de Santa María and an arboretum on the north-west side of the city. If you like that sort of thing, there is a shop that specialises in handmade paper and wrapping paper and also has writing instruments (as in fountain pens and not ipads). It's a wonderful shop — but then I like that sort of thing a lot. It's called 'Maspapeles' and it's on the corner of Calle San José and Calle Canovas del Castillo.

Also, the old prison, just up from the Roman Theatre is now an exhibition space. It has two floors and they usually show two different exhibitions. The (bored) security man knows everything about the history of the prison; men to one side and exercising in one patio and women to the other exercising in another patio. Many prisoners were sent to work in Spanish-held lands across the sea a bit like the UK deporting people to Australia. It's fascinating stuff. It's near the end of Calle Concepción Arenal. It's free. Shut Mondays like most of the Museums and Galleries.

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Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Postby gerryh » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:32 pm

Hi Lavanda
Are there any Italian restaurants in Cadiz who do other than Pizza and Pasta?
They seem very rare in Spain. :thumbdown:
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Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Postby Lavanda » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:14 pm

Los Napolitanos in Calle Columela near the Flower Market is the only one I have actually eaten in — well, we sat outside which was nice. They do a good variety of dishes. I had Vegetable Lasagne and it was fresh (important for me) and very tasty. My friend had something with spaghetti and she said it was good. We also shared an imaginative and good salad and then had pudding, of course. I don't know about the other Italian Restaurants but there are a few here and there around the city.

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Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Postby GerryinCajiz » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:11 pm

None in Cajiz, but there might be in Cadiz! :)
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Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Postby Lavanda » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 pm

Ah! I understand typos, doing so many of them myself!

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Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Postby CielodeCadiz » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:07 am

If you'd like to visit Cadiz in February for Carnaval, which is the week around Ash Wednesday, be sure to get lodging reservations well in advance. The weather cannot be guaranteed but it is usually clear and cold at night, especially inside certain buildings.

The Gaditanos complain about the "cruzeros" because they say they'll walk into the casco Viejo only as far as the market, get an ice cream cone, and go back to the boat. That said, there's no turning away from the business the influx of cruise boats has provided.

The market in the old town ("Mercado Libertad") has a large number of snack stands with a huge variety of food available, and an excellent stand featuring wines by the glass.

If you're craving Galician food, "las Ramblas" on C/Sopranis is most excellent.

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Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Postby Babby » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:06 am

If you get the chance, go to the Carnival, it is wonderful, they write all their own songs and design and make their costumes. Once the competition is over they play/recite in the streets in their colourful outfits and heavy make-up. It really is incredible to be there and see them perform.

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